IMD issues Orange Alert in Mumbai in view Cyclone Tauktae passing close from Mumbai Coast towards Gujarat

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IMD issues Orange Alert in Mumbai in view Cyclone Tauktae passing close from Mumbai Coast towards Gujarat

News Input by  Imraan Mulla :

With the impact of Cyclone Tauktae racing towards Gujarat where it will have the windfall, Mumbai is bracing Gusty winds accompanied by heavy rainfall.
IMD has sounded orange alert
In Mumbai as the very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae is likely to pass close from the Mumbai Coast towards Gujarat.

The IMD has forecast moderate to intense spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 75-85 kmph at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar and Ratnagiri during the next three hours.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stationed in the western suburbs of Mumbai have been put on alert.

The IMD has also issued a warning for fishermen near coastal areas. There is a total suspension of fishing operations over east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea and along and off Kerala-Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra coasts.

Meanwhile, Indian Coast Guard has informed that 4526 fishing boats of Maharashtra and 2258 boats of Gujarat which were out at sea have safely returned to the harbour, in view of Cyclone Tauktae.

News Edit by K.V.Raman

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